Dieffenbachia Maculata - Plant
Description for Dieffenbachia Maculata
Native to Central and South America and a relative of our skunk cabbage, Symplocarpus foetidus, Dieffenbachia is a broad-leaved foliage plant with thick succulent stems.
The large and showy dieffenbachia can be the perfect living decoration for the home or office. When you learn how to care for a dieffenbachia plant, youâ€™ll find it to be adaptable to different kinds of lighting and conditions.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Dumbcane or leopard lily||-||-||4 to 5 feet.||Easy.|
Planting and care
With a minimum temperature of 5 Â°C (41 Â°F), dieffenbachia must be grown indoors in temperate areas.
They need light, but filtered sunlight through a window is usually sufficient.
They also need moderately moist soil, which should be regularly fertilized with a proprietary house plant fertilizer.
Leaves will periodically roll up and fall off to make way for new leaves.
Yellowing of the leaves is generally a sign of problematic conditions, such as a nutrient deficiency in the soil.
Dieffenbachia responds well to hot temperatures and dry climates.
|Bright light but not direct sunlight.||Well draining soil.||Lots of water during the summer. Soil stays moist but not wet. |
During the winter season watering should be reduced.
|Normal temperature 17â€“27 Â°C||During the primary growing season â€“ March Through October â€“ feed every other week when watering using a complete liquid food. During the winter months use NO fertilizer and water only.|
Caring for Dieffenbachia Maculata
- When potting or repotting plants, springtime is best just before the growing season begins.
Rotate the dieffenbachia house plant regularly to provide adequate light to all sides of the plant and prevent it from reaching toward the light on one side.
Typical uses of Dieffenbachia Maculata
Ornamental use: The large and showy dieffenbachia can be the perfect living decoration for the home or office.